The Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced June 23 an investment of $80,000 to Saint Elizabeth Community in Providence to pilot WellCare, an initiative that coordinates care to help older adults living in subsidized housing manage their chronic diseases and live independently. By integrating health services across community-based organizations, the program aims to improve access to care for vulnerable populations.
United Way of Rhode Island awarded the Local Initiatives Support Corp. a $150,000 grant in support of the organization’s Rhode Island Child Care and Early Learning Facilities Fund and its development of safe, high-quality learning environments for children.
When it comes to income inequality, Rhode Island ranks 28th among the 50 states, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, which said income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s.
Rhode Island ranked 27th in the nation for overall children’s well-being, and last among New England states, according to the 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book, published Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.